Looks like the Brits are in as much trouble as the Americans:
Mark Wallace, of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "It is unsustainable to have fewer and fewer private sector workers paying for more and more public sector workers. "The state wage bill, not to mention the future pension cost, is putting a crippling burden on the economy."
Didn't the Americans sail away and fight a war to be free from an overbearing government that was taxing them too much?
Oh, the irony.